Plastic fence is a popular alternative to wooden fence. Although the up front cost of plastic fence causes potential users to pause before purchasing, further investigation convinces many of the long term value. A major cost is the installation of the fence, and is identical for both plastic fence and wooden fence.
Wood lattice is thinner and not as strong as fencing. Therefore, for pet owners, lattice fences are fine for smaller dogs or for curb appeal, but not for larger dogs that can easily damage the fence. Wooden lattice can also become damaged from the sun or other elements, resulting in cracking or breaking.
Homeowners pay an average of $2,750 to install a wood fence. The average range for this project is between $1,690 and $3,980 , but it can cost as little as $900 or as much as $5,950 depending on the fence s length and structure.
As with wooden fences, gates are sometimes included in the price and sometimes not. Decorative features like scalloped edges might add $2 per linear foot, while removal of an old fence usually adds $3 to $6 per linear foot.
Metal or Chain Link. Chain link fences cost $1,100-$2,700 to install and range from $5 to $40 per foot. Chain link is one of the most affordable options. The price varies mostly due to height, as a 6-foot or 8-foot style will take more material per linear foot than a 4-foot style.
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Wooden Fence Care and Maintenance. Well-built wood fences should last 10 to 15 years, and rot-resistant woods may last about 20 years with good maintenance. Water repellant sealants cost between $10 and $20 per gallon while stains cost between $15 and $20 per gallon. Pressure treated wood does not require a sealant.